(43 pages o' flash) is about 80% hackneyed obvious jokes, but there's some gems here and there. Which is dissapointing, because I don't get enough of the "Cleaning the Spitten Coffee off of the Monitor" workout. It also has very little to do with driving a tricycle drunk or throwing a javelin limpwristed against the Alpha Betas.
posted by Stan Chin
on Sep 4, 2003 -
Russia Makes It Funny:
Communist Party organ Pravda
["Truth"] updates its play for the weird news
niche with a skewed take on the blogging aesthetic, with links to Romanesko New World Disorder
A lot of people like going to saunas. A sauna used to be associated with cold beer and a company of friends. Now the situation has changed a bit: going to a sauna implies some sort of sexual activities and even perversion sometimes. Steam, beer and friends have been pushed into the background. Since people love mixing business with pleasure, let us try to find out, to which extent the sauna entertainment is good, and to which extent it is bad.
posted by hairyeyeball
on Mar 21, 2003 -
America and England: Separated By Humor?
"This laughter gulf between two otherwise co-dependent cultures should not be thought surprising. The two most fundamental aspects of comedy are observation and speech rhythms and these are necessarily subject to local variation. The point has often been made that British jokes derive most often from class and puns, while US humour is rooted in gags." While talk show host Ruby Wax claims
"If your language consists of little more than guttural grunts and cherry pie, you can't be blamed for not getting it." Is it any wonder her little show
tanked so fast?
posted by owillis
on Feb 25, 2003 -
Meaningless and funny.
I think the web is totally lacking in good writing that is totally irrelevant, funny, and doesn't try to preach. Why does everyone have to take a stance in order to be popular? Irritus is completely immaterial and cracks me up. It's perfect friday material.
posted by Denial of Service
on Jan 24, 2003 -
Oxford's guide to collective terms for animals
is a useful and fascinating although all-too-brief resource. Collective terms for birds are some of my favourites: an unkindness of ravens; a murmuration of starlings; a richness of martens. Bees and sheep seem to have a lot of collective terms. I can't imagine why. Altogether, though, I found one of the terms for for ferrets to be the pick of the bunch.
posted by nthdegx
on Jan 13, 2003 -
If you work in an office with lots of people, chances are that you work with a person who hangs pictures
up that their kids have drawn. The pictures are always of some stupid flower or a tree with wheels. These pictures suck; I could draw pictures much better. In fact, I can spell, do math and run faster than your kids.
posted by batboy
on Oct 18, 2002 -
When somebody is energetic, enthusiastic and uninhibited, their lover might say that person is an animal
in bed. When it comes to sex, what type of animal
posted by debralee
on Sep 8, 2002 -
Isreal! Palestine! Humour!
Rumproast.com gives you the real solution to these war weary people! My favorite is the "Freaky Friday Peace Plan". I believe it addresses mideast violence the best. Dear mideast violence. How are you? I am fine.
posted by Settle
on Apr 15, 2002 -
Need a great prank?
Whether it is for your office
, your sig O
or if you just want to be evil
in general, this website is for you. The site
has everything from bad pickup lines to strange laws to personality quizzes... My personal favorite to date, in the article section is the Free Baby
ad. Just a little something to give you a giggle on a Monday. Enjoy!
posted by gloege
on Feb 25, 2002 -
The ever catty Michael Musto
(of The Village Voice) first gives us a sad look at Windows on the World's Executive Chef Michael Lomonaco and the great loss he sufferred. But what makes this column linkable, I think, is Musto's defense of preserving irony in the face of those who declare it dead:
"I'm also going borderline thanks to all the columnists, editors, and talk show hosts declaring the end of irony (excuse me, but a wry, mocking sense of perspective is the hallmark of a free society), and saying that what they do is now trivial and irrelevant and they're having trouble continuing. Funny, they did their trivial s**t all through the AIDS crisis and other globe-threatening horrors, but now they're thinking twice? Well, I've always thought my subject matter was smallish and specialized, but I approach it with utter seriousness, because it matters to me and aims to provide relief, entertainment, and sometimes even information to others. If I could cure cancer or reattach limbs, I would, but this is what I do, and in the face of threats to our liberty, it's crucial to seize back the chance to do what we do! Besides, there are enough people beating their chests, waving the flag, and screaming, 'Get the bastards!'"
posted by adrober
on Sep 26, 2001 -
The Chaser - satirical magazine from Australia.
Warning: may be offensive to some, specifically with regard to the WTC tragedy. This is posted in response to the link below talking about how the Onion has ceased satire for the time being. I think the anti-Bush and Adam Sandler gags have merit, some others are quite tasteless. What do you think?
posted by skylar
on Sep 17, 2001 -
In need of a chuckle?
With all the horror that's come to light these past two days thought I'd share this, pretty funny (not sure how new it is though)
posted by zeoslap
on Sep 12, 2001 -
From The Smoking Gun
comes a couple of fabulously funny court orders courtesy of the Honorable Samuel B. Kent of Texas. First, we have a order denying a motion to transfer
(the good stuff starts on page 2, second paragraph). My favorite line: Defendant will again be pleased to know that regular limousine service is available from Hobby Airport, even to the steps of the humble courthouse, which has got lights, indoor plummin', 'lectric doors, and all sorts of new stuff, almost like them big courthouses back East.
The second one
is an equally funny Order or Transfer for the Republic of Bolivia vs. Phillip Morris.
posted by internal
on Jul 20, 2001 -
When headlines go bad part infinity.
I know it's a crude crude joke to be making, but after all the election crap, I just can't help but laughing at the title "climax in court" coupled with the picture of that judge in his formal robe...
posted by almostcool
on Dec 7, 2000 -
how this happend? No matter how you slice it, this is what my mom used to call "creepy-ass shit."
posted by Niccola Six
on Nov 22, 2000 -
Ken Layne's Who Wants to Be a President Quiz
Includes such synapse-challenging multiple guess questions as, "Would you have sexual relations with Katherine Harris?" and "Which of the following campaigns has Tipper Gore failed to join?" A must read for any potential presidential candidate.
posted by josholalia
on Nov 20, 2000 -